Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Thank YOU's

My family and I wanted to give out a BIG Thank YOU to the Holiday Inn Hotel in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Our family was able to stay together while planning my mom's service at the hotel. Not only did the hotel give us rooms at discounted price but the gave us a banquet room for our family to meet in after my mom's service. They pretty much took care of our entire family while we were up north for mom's funeral. My sister has worked for the Holiday Inn for several years, and they are like a family for her. They went above and beyond with their hospitality and kindness and we will never forget, and now see how much of a family this hotel staff is to my sister.

I want to Thank all that send Cards and flowers and well wishes and prayers to our family. I am in the process of sending out some Thank You notes. Thanks to all my personal friends that sent cards and sympathy notes my way. I want everyone to know HOW MUCH it means to get those notes in the mail and know that YOU are thinking of us in our time of need. Very much appreciated. Thank YOU!

I took a couple snap shots of my Mom's Bible. This is a testament to her Faith and how she read her Bible daily.

My sisters and I put together this memory board for the funeral services. Before we left home I grabbed a few scrap supplies I thought might be useful for mom's photos. I ended up making her Memorial service flyer/card(I don't know what you call them per say ....but the handout for people to follow during the service). I did the flyer in black and Pink. So I grabbed as many black and pink scrap supplies I could find in a hurry. I also did a theme of roses. So I copied some clip art of Roses on my printer and used them in the board below. My sisters collected alot of vintage photos of mom. The one of mom as a very young child in North Dakota was super cute...we named it North Dakota Girl. Mom was wearing bib overalls and straw hat. Than we used some Black and Pink Chipboard to spell out family, cherish and LOVE onto the clip art flowers printouts. Used some Queen and Company felt ribbon for border on the bottom. I had some card stock and 3 D butterflies left over from Valentine's K and Company that worked really well for the flower/pink theme. Turned out pretty good ...................a good group effort by my sisters and even a niece helped. We made this board just in time before we had to leave for mom's memorial service.

In Loving Tribute to my MOM!!!!


Sandy Michelle said...

Hugs & Kisses!


Danielle said...

Biggest Hugs and Kisses Pauline!!!!

My prayers are with you and your family!